Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon roll is a Swedish sweet roll made of yeast leavened dough. These delicious rolls are filled with ground  cinnamon and sugar. Baked and then coated with sugar frosting. In Sweden Cinnamon rolls are enjoyed during coffee break or Fika which means get together with friends. In America these rolls are served for breakfast or as a dessert. These simple yet delicious cinnamon rolls are my family favorite rolls. Try making them with your kids, they would love it I promise.
This recipe is adapted from here. This recipe  goes to week 3, day 2 of  Blogging Marathon 103 under the theme " Roll and Fold for a Bun".

Ingredients for dough:

All purpose flour 2 cups Warm milk 1/2 cup Sugar 1/4 cup Ground Cinnamon 1 tbsp Dry active yeast 1/2 tbsp Butter 3 tbsp Large egg 1 Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp

Ingredients for filling:
Sugar 1/2 cup Ground cinnamon 1 1/4 tbsp Butter 3 tbsp

Ingredients for sugar frosting:

Powdered sugar  1 cup Butter 1/4 cup Vanilla extract 1/4 tsp

Preparing Dough :

In a lar…


Croissants are one of my favorite breads. Croissants are buttery, flaky and French Origin bread. The dough is made with yeast, sugar, salt and lots of butter. The dough is layered with butter and folded couple of times and rolled into sheets. These simple, light and delicious croissants are great to have for breakfast along with a cup of coffee or milk. They can be stores in air tight container for up to 10 days. This recipe is adapted from here.

This recipe goes to week 3, day 1 of Blogging Marathon 103 under the theme " Roll and fold for a bun". 


All purpose flour / Maida 2  3/4 cups
Sugar 3 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Dry Active yeast 2 tsp
Butter 1 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Water 1/4 cup
Egg 1


In a large mixing bowl add flour, salt, yeast, sugar and mix well.
Butter has to be cold, cut the butter into small pieces. 
In another bowl whisk together milk, water and egg.
Add the milk mixture to dry flour mixture and butter.
Combine everything well to make dough.
Wrap the dough in plasti…

Stuffed Paneer Paratha

Paneer Paratha is a Indian Flat bread stuffed with paneer ( cottage cheese ) along with some spices. This is most popular breakfast dosh in Punjab, India. These stuffed parathas are served with plain yogurt , pickle or dal. This simple and delicious paratha goes to day 3 of blogging Marathon 103 for week 2 under the theme " Breads of similar type".
Here goes the recipe.....

Ingredients for the dough:

Whole wheat flour 2 cups Oil 1 tbsp Salt to taste Water

Ingredients for stuffing:

Shredded paneer  2 cups Chopped cilantro 4 tbsp Chopped green chili 2 Garam masala 1/2 tsp Red chili flakes 1 tsp Chaat Masala 1 tsp Crushed Kasoori Methi 1 tsp  Salt to taste Oil / ghee / butter to cook paratha 


Lets prepare the dough first. Add salt, oil and enough water to wheat flour to make it a semi soft dough. Cover and let rest for 15 minutes until we prepare the stuffing.  Add all the ingredients that are given under the stuffing in a bowl. Mix everything well. Now knead the dough once again and div…

Broccoli & Potato Paratha

Broccoli is an excellent source of  Vitamin K , C, E and B 6. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, protein, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids and iron. On the other hand Potato is also rich in Vitamin B 6 and C.

I have prepared Broccoli and Carrot paratha earlier, this time i have paired it with potato.  Mashed Potato gives nice binding and taste to the dish. This recipe goes to week 2, day 2 of Blogging Marathon 103 under the theme " Bread of similar type".

Ingredients for stuffing:

Broccoli florets 1 cup
Large potato 1
Cumin seeds crushed 1/2 spoon
Green chili chopped 1/2 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1/4 spoon

Ingredients for Paratha:

Whole wheat flour 2 cups
Salt to taste
Oil / ghee


In a mixing bowl add wheat flour , salt and 1 spoon oil.
Mix everything well, add water to make it a semi soft dough.
Cover and set aside to prepare filling.
Boil potato in presser cooker for 2 whistles.
Add broccoli florets in boi…

Bedmi Puri

Puri is a popular breakfast dish made with wheat flour. The flour is made into semi smooth dough then rolled out into small circles and then deep fried. It is usaully served with potato curry, kurma or chana masala. This is the traditional puri which is made all over Indian Sub continent. 

Bedmi Puri is another popular breakfast dish made in Delhi and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. Udad dal is the key ingredient for this dish. Udad dal is an energy booster as it is rich in protein and iron, and most importantly it improves digestion. Udad dal is added by soaking in water and grinding into smooth paste. There puri's is slightly thicker than the regular puri. Bedmi puri is usually served with spicy potato curry.

This recipe goes to  week 2,  day 1 of Blogging Marathon 103 under the theme " Bread of similar type".  Here goes the recipe....


Wheat flour 2 cups
Udad dal 1/4 cup
Sooji / semolina 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Green chili 3
Ginger root 1 inch p…

Nuvvula Karam Podi / Sesame Spicy Powder

Nuvvulu / Til / Sesame seeds spice powder is popular Andhra. It is healthy and tasty spice powder usually served with idli, dosa, upma and even with hot steamed rice with some ghee / clarified butter. This particular spice powder can also be added to dry curries  at the end to give a nice and unique flavor and taste to the dish.  This powder is healthy too as the sesame seeds are rich in Calcium, iron and fiber. Adding flax seeds makes the dish even more healthier because flax seeds helps lower the blood presser and bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of cancer and helps in weight loss too. This recipes is from one  of my  friend's mom, who  made this spice powder and served it with idli and dosa for a small gathering we had some time ago. 

This recipes goes to week 2, day 3 of Blogging Marathon 101 under the theme " Condiments"....


Nuvvulu / Sesame seeds 1 cup
Flax seeds 1/4 cup
Red chili 6-7 ( more if you like spicy )
Garlic cloves 5
Chana dal / Bengal gram 1 tbsp

Til Ka Khatta / Til ka Chutney

Til  ka khatta or Til ka Chutney is a tangy and nutty gravy that is perfect to serve with Hyderabadi Khichdi. Simple and delicious gravy made with Til ( sesame seeds ) and Peanuts along with tamarind juice which gives sourness ( Khatta ) to the gravy. 

This recipes goes to week 2, day 2 of Blogging Marathon 101 under the theme “ Condiments”....


Sesame seeds 1/2 cup
Peanuts 1/2 cup
Tamarind Juice 1 cup
Sliced onions 1/2 cup
Curry leaves 6
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds  1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Red chili 1
Chopped cilantro 2 spoons
Oil 3 spoons


Dry roast sesame seeds and peanuts separately.
Peel the skin of peanuts and grind them along with sesame seeds  and some water to make a smooth paste.
Add this paste to a bog serving bowl.
Add tamarind juice and sliced onions to the paste and mix well.
Lets prepare tempering now.
Heat oil in and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chili and ginger garlic paste.
Saute for few seconds and add chopped coriander leaves.
Saute a…